These easy Oreo truffles are a great addition to any potluck dessert table and they’re perfect for any holiday or celebration!
I made a big batch of these easy Oreo truffles and brought them to a few different celebrations over the Easter long weekend. They worked out so well that I thought I’d better share them with you here. I have to admit that I often use my blog to save my favourite recipes and ideas for myself and I often google my own recipes when I want to make something again and remember exactly how I did it. 🙂 Although I made these for Easter, they would actually be perfect for absolutely any occasion where a little bite-size sweet treat is in order. Just change the color of the sprinkles that you use!
Ingredients Needed for the Easy Oreo Truffles
You know I love a short ingredient list!
- Oreo cookies (regular, not double-stuff)
- Cream cheese (plant-based cream cheese works great as well!)
- Semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Festively-colored sprinkles (optional)
- Mini muffin tin liners for presentation (also optional)
Other supplies needed:
- Food processor
- Stand mixer
- Medium size mixing bowl
- Cookie sheets
- Parchment paper or non-stick baking mats
Did you know that Oreo cookies are actually accidentally vegan? If you use a plant-based cream cheese instead of regular, and make sure that there are no milk products in your chocolate chips, this is one dessert that your plant-based friends can also enjoy!
Making the Easy Oreo Truffles
These are a great option for all of your summertime events because there’s absolutely no baking at all involved in the making of these truffles! Yay!
To make the truffles, first you’ll grind up the Oreos in your food processor, then mix them together with the cream cheese in your stand mixer.
Next you’ll roll the filling you’ve created into little balls and place them on your baking sheets lined with parchment or the baking mats and chill them for about thirty minutes.
You’ll then melt the chocolate in the microwave in a mixing bowl and dip each chilled truffle ball into the chocolate, replace it on the baking sheet and top it with a pinch of sprinkles.
Put the truffles back into the fridge and allow them to chill for at least an hour so they’re completely set, then pop them into your mini muffin liners and store them in the fridge until you’re ready to share them!
You can definitely make these a couple of days ahead of time, so they’ll make the whole potluck thing really easy when you say you’re bringing the dessert! 🙂
Dipping the Easy Oreo Truffles in Melted Chocolate
Dipping the balls of Oreo truffle filling is definitely the part of the process that requires the most finesse, but it goes really quickly and easily once you get the hang of it. I use a two-fork-and-one-spoon method that works really well.
First I take the chilled ball of Oreo truffle filling and place it on one fork near the end of the tines. Next, I use a tablespoon to scoop up some of the melted chocolate and drizzle it over the truffle ball, making sure to coat it on all sides.
See? That’s the trick! You never actually dip the truffle ball in the melted chocolate, but rather pour the chocolate over it. This way, you don’t have any broken pieces of truffle ball that end up in your melted chocolate and your finished truffles look a lot neater.
The last thing you need to do is to remove the truffle ball from the fork and place it on your parchment-lined baking sheet. To do this, I use the second fork to gently slide the truffle ball off of the first fork, making as little contact as possible so the chocolate coating stays smooth and blemish-free-ish.
So that’s my method for that and I find it works really well!
Here’s the full printable recipe for the easy Oreo truffles!
These easy Oreo truffles are a great addition to any potluck dessert table and they're perfect for any holiday or celebration!
- 36 Regular Oreo Cookies
- 1 brick Cream Cheese (Regular or Plant-Based)
- 1 1/2 cups Melted Chocolate Chips
- Colored Sprinkles to Garnish (optional, but definitely recommended!)
Grind Oreo cookies (filling included) in a food processor until they reach a fine crumb texture.
Combine cream cheese and Oreo cookie crumbs in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and mix until well-combined. The mixture should resemble a ball of chocolate dough.
Roll mixture into 1.5" balls, place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment or a non-stick baking mat, and chill for 30 minutes.
Coat each truffle ball in melted chocolate, place back on the cookie sheet and immediately sprinkle with a pinch of coloured sprinkles.
Chill coated truffles ball in the fridge until fully set, then transfer to mini paper cupcake liners on your choice of serving dish.
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Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.